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Amazon bans merchants for fake reviews, Apple threatens to boot Facebook from its App Store, and MacBook displays are randomly cracking. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday, September 20, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Amazon is cracking down on merchants who purchase fake reviews. According […]

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Lawmakers call on Facebook to drop the “Instagram for Kids” plan, thousands protest El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender and Uber Canada helps voters get to the polls this election. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, September 17, and I’m your host, Tom Li. […]

The post Hashtag Trending Sept. 17 – Instagram for Kids criticism; El Salvador bitcoin protests; Uber Canada’s election discount first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Instagram is shown to be harmful to teens per a Facebook-led report, Steve Wozniak looks towards the cosmos, and a surprising social media influencer is raking in the sponsorships. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, September 15, and I’m your host, Tom Li. An internal research […]

The post Hashtag Trending Sept. 15 – Instagram harms teens; Wozniak for space; Virtual influencer rakes in sponsorships first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Hashtag Trending September 14- Apple VS Epic Games; Google employee allegations; Litecoin declines after fake news

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The trial for Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes officially begins, Facebook offers to buy $100 million in invoices, and Samsung adds virtual memory to a smartphone in India. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday, September 13, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The trial for Theranos founder […]

The post Hashtag Trending Sept. 13 – Theranos Trial CEO starts; Facebook buys invoices; Samsung virtual memory first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Hashtag Trending September 10 – Germany’s Instagram influencer rule; Bitcoin mining arrest; Twitter Communities

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Amazon opens a state-of-the-art warehouse in Mexico, Twitter tests out an Instagram-like feature, and PayPal implements a fee for inactive accounts. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, September 9, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Amazon is set to open a $21 million highscale warehouse in […]

The post Hashtag Trending September 9- Amazon warehouse; New Twitter feature; PayPal inactive account fee first appeared on IT World Canada.

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El Salvador makes a big Bitcoin purchase, Facebook’s fake news epidemic rages on, and Zoom’s prominence continues to have unexpected side effects on our mental health. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, September 8, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Ahead of plans to make Bitcoin […]

The post Hashtag Trending September 8 – El Salvador Bitcoin purchase; Fake news generates high engagement; ‘Zoom Dysmorphia’ on the rise first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Automated resume scanning softwares are filtering out good candidates, patents created by an AI gets rejected by the patent office, and Germany wants tougher laws surrounding smartphone support. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, September 7, and I’m your host, Tom Li. A new report by […]

The post Hashtag Trending Sept. 7, 2021 – Resume scanners reject good hires; AIs can’t file for patents; Germany wants to extend smartphone lifespan first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Yahoo and AOL acquired for chump-change, WhatsApp fined for breaching EU data privacy regulations, and eight states sign up to adopt driver’s licenses and state IDs in Apple Wallet. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, September 3, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Yes, you heard […]

The post Hashtag Trending Sept. 3, 2021 – Yahoo and AOL acquired; WhatsApp breaches EU data privacy law; customers can soon use their driver’s license in Apple Wallet first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Tom Li. A sales manager is suing IBM for capping commissions, Amazon is going on a hiring spree, and Microsoft is booting Windows 11 testers using ineligible PCs. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, September 2, and I’m your […]

The post Hashtag Trending September 2 – IBM commission lawsuit; Amazon’s hiring spree; Ineligible Windows 11 testers get the boot first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Jori Negin-Shecter. Large swaths of Reddit will go dark protesting sitewide anti-vaxxers, Gen Z is moving away from phone calls, and Windows 11 has a release date. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, September 1, and I’m your host, […]

The post Hashtag Trending Sept. 1 – Subreddits go dark; phone calls optional; Windows 11 launch date first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Ransomware group retires and releases decryption key, China sets strict playtime for online video games, and Canadians may be able to take part in a battery lawsuit settlement. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, August 31, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Ransomware group Ragnarok has […]

The post Hashtag Trending August 31 – Hackers retire; China limits online game play-time; Canadian battery lawsuit settlement first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Storage maker downgrades popular SSD, Microsoft slightly quietly loosens Windows 11 installation requirements, and Microsoft is also ending Office suite for Chromebooks. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday, August 30, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Western Digital, one of the largest PC storage makers in […]

The post Hashtag Trending August 30 – Hashtag Trending August 30 – SSD downgrade; Windows 11 on older PCs; Microsoft ends Office app for Chromebooks first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Hashtag Trending August 27 – Reddit’s vax misinformation pushback; Google remains Safari’s default search engine; new EU crypto laws

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OnlyFans drops its sexual content ban, Shopify and TikTok partner up for a new shopping experience, and Amazon’s crackdown on fake reviews is affecting Chinese sellers.   It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, August 26, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. OnlyFans Drops Planned Porn Ban, […]

The post Hashtag Trending August 26 – OnlyFans backs out of ban; Shopify and TikTok elevate partnership; Amazon crackdown on fake reviews first appeared on IT World Canada.

Read More Hashtag Trending August 26 – OnlyFans backs out of ban; Shopify and TikTok elevate partnership; Amazon crackdown on fake reviews

The Semiconductor shortage may worsen as Malaysia battles the pandemic, Samsung remotely bricks its stolen TVs, and robots make better delivery people because they don’t smoke. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, August 25, and I’m your host, Tom Li. If the semiconductor shortage isn’t bad […]

The post Hashtag Trending August 25 – Chip shortage may worsen; Samsung bricks stolen TVs; robots don’t smoke first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Chinese tech company Xiaomi is no longer on the U.S. trade ban list, Amazon is accused of hiring and firing workers to meet a turnover quota, and Google is building a new data centre in Quebec.

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Lawmakers are asking Zuckerberg to scrap Instagram for kids, social media is tearing us apart, and on the heels of a cyberattack against a U.S. pipeline, experts say that governments need to take cybersecurity more seriously.

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A story about high-pressure sales tactics at a Toronto consumer electronics store gains national attention, Apple invests a few more millions into glassmaker Corning, and guess who’s suffering from Zoom fatigue? It’s Zoom’s CEO.

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Researchers say only four per cent of iPhone users in the U.S. have agreed to app tracking after updating their device, a cyberattack shuts down a U.S. pipeline, and WhatsApp scraps its May 15 deadline for accepting its privacy policy, but there’s a catch.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 10, 2021 – Most users’ like Apple’s ATT feature; Cyberattack shuts down pipeline; What’s up WhatsApp? first appeared on IT World Canada.

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LinkedIn publishes its list of Canada’s top companies, and the tech industry is well-represented, Facebook shuts down advertisements from Signal, and it’s Google Docs versus Word on Twitter

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The #DeleteFacebook hashtag is trending after a court upholds Donald Trump’s Facebook ban; New York bill aims to temporarily halt bitcoin mining, and Amazon is being sued for telling false advertising around its online movie purchases.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 6, 2021 – #DeleteFacebook; Halting bitcoin mining; Amazon sued for false advertising first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Wealthsimple snags $750 million in funding from venture funds and Canadian celebrities, Bill and Melinda Gates are calling it quits, and ad blockers are growing in popularity

The post Hashtag Trending, May 5, 2021 – Wealthsimple snags $750M in funding; Bill and Melinda split; Use of ad blockers surge first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Ethereum is quadrupling in value this year, Verizon sells Yahoo for $5 billion, and Intel announces a $3.5 billion upgrade to a chip manufacturing plant in New Mexico.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 4, 2021 – Ethereum quadruples in value; Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion; Intel investing $3.5B in fab upgrade first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Big Tech’s dominance is highlighted by some recent earnings calls, another Amazon fulfillment centre in Peel Region closes due to COVID-19 outbreaks, and ransomware cases spike, causing experts to sound the alarm.

The post Hashtag Trending, May 3, 2021 – Big Tech’s ‘bonkers’ dominance; Another Amazon fulfillment centre in Peel Region closes; Ransomware cases spike first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Toronto is the next home for Netflix’s new headquarters, Facebook’s Q1 earnings exceed expectations despite all the controversy surrounding the social media giant, and an executive from Oracle had his Twitter account suspended after harassing a reporter. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, April 30 and […]

The post Hashtag Trending, April 30, 2021 – Netflix picks Toronto, Facebook’s Q1 earnings; Oracle exec suspended on Twitter first appeared on IT World Canada.

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A B.C legal software company is now a unicorn after a valuation of $1-billion USD, Shopify doubles its revenue in Q1, and Vaccine Hunters Canada can help you navigate vaccine registration. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April 30 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.   […]

The post Hashtag Trending, April 29, 2021 – BC software firm achieves unicorn status; Shopify’s monster numbers; Vaccine Hunters partners with TO first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Social media presents a new online tipping culture, connecting with angel investors on Clubhouse, and Toyota buys Lyft’s autonomous car division. 

The post Hashtag Trending, April 28, 2021 – Online tipping culture; Clubhouse connects investors with entrepreneurs; Toyota buys Lyft’s autonomous car division first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Intel says the semiconductor chip shortage will last at least another two years, Apple’s iOS 14.5 has arrived, and giant paydays for CEOs are rubbing the internet the wrong way. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday April 27 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.   Intel […]

The post Hashtag Trending, April 27, 2021 – Intel talks chip shortages; Overpaid CEOs; iOS 14.5 is here first appeared on IT World Canada.

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The chatter around Bitcoin’s negative impact on the environment intensifies, owners of John Deere tractors get doxxed, and it’s another LinkedIn list of Canadian tech companies looking for talent.

The post Hashtag Trending, April 26, 2021 – Bitcoin’s environmental impact; John Deere owners doxed; Who’s hiring in Canada? first appeared on IT World Canada.

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SolarWinds changes its name to N‑able, Signal’s CEO peels apart the cops’ favourite phone cracking tool; and Canada’s tech industry is desperate for talent.

The post Hashtag Trending, April 23, 2021 – SolarWinds MSP name change; Signal hacks the cops; Canada’s scale-up challenges first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Premier Doug Ford is all about the 2014 BlackBerry Classic, Apple shows its new products at its Spring Loaded event, and TikTok sued for collecting children’s data in Britain and Europe.

The post Hashtag Trending, April 22, 2021 – Doug Ford’s BlackBerry; Apple’s Spring Loaded event; TikTok sued for billions first appeared on IT World Canada.

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We check in on ITWC’s latest MapleSEC satellite series event, the Supreme Court of Canada says no to big telcos’ cries for a pricing appeal, and President Biden signs another exec order, this one tackling the global chip shortage.
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Read More Hashtag Trending, Feb. 26, 2021 – MapleSEC recap; Supreme Court of Canada says no to pricing appeal; Biden signs exec order to address chip shortage

Fry’s Electronics says goodbye, the U.S. and its allies are reportedly looking to build a China-free tech supply chain, and new USPS trucks are coming soon to replace the ones that are old and a fire-risk. 
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Facebook will restore news pages in Australia as tensions requiring publishers to pay for content continue, Apple is taking back the smartphone crown, and CEOs are shifting priorities through COVID curveballs.
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Read More Hashtag Trending, Feb. 24, 2021 – Facebook/Australia saga continues; Apple dons smartphone crown; CEOs 2021 priorities

Researchers discover 30,000 Apple Macs have been infected with mysterious malware, Trudeau and Biden are set to meet virtually today, and we find out why Youtube has been blocking chess videos. 
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Robinhood gets grilled over its position during the Gamestop fiasco, Canada issues warning to Facebook after the tech giant bans news on its platform in Australia, and Instacart’s anti-fraud policy causes headaches with its workers.
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Read More Hashtag Trending, Feb. 22 – Robinhood gets grilled; Canada issues warning to Facebook; Instacart’s anti-fraud policy causes headaches

The Canadian Revenue Agency says online accounts were locked because of an “external threat”, Facebook picks the nuclear option and bans news on its platform in Australia, and Uber takes down the UberCheats app.
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It’s raining bitcoin, New York is suing Amazon over concerns about health standards at the tech giant’s warehouses, and Shopify continues to ride the small business wave.
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Password manager LastPass will be removing functionality from its free tier subscription, an over-reliance on planning tools can reduce productivity, and Clubhouse’s voice-only chat rooms are capturing the attention of millions.
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Canada is partnering with Huawei on a long-term project leaving some critics stunned, Netflix is is eyeing Toronto and Vancouver for its new outpost, and Reddit has become the unofficial unemployment hotline.
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Farmers are having to hack their own tractors just to keep it running, a new study suggests Bitcoin uses more electricity annually than the whole of Argentina, and frustration swells over Uber Eats’ pay system.
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Read More Hashtag Trending – Farmers hacking tractors; Bitcoin’s carbon footprint; Frustration over Uber Eats’ pay system

Salesforce cancels the 9-5 workweek, Twitter experiments with subscription models, and the lawyer with the kitty filter becomes an internet sensation.
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Facebook toughens up on COVID-19 false claims, the digital currency Dogecoin is skyrocketing, and we take a look at an AI that shows which ads motivated people to buy products.
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Tesla invests heavily into Bitcoin, Amazon workers begin a historic vote of unionization and verified Twitter users shared an all-time-high amount of fake news in 2020.
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